Meet Kristy @ktotheyoga sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words 💚

"My life is a beautiful weave of trauma, passion, abuse, resilience, destruction and growth. Through every experience positive or negative the one constant has been me on my mat


Yoga hasn’t always been place of personal connection and reflection. At first it was a way to heal my body after injury. Then it was way to cope with the pain. Then it was a way to fully embrace myself. Now it is a safe place a place where I am accepted by me 💯 of the time

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My youth was rocky, my first diagnosis was at 22 Rheumatoid Arthritis: anxiety and depression became my normal, the struggle for pregnancy dominated my 20s, 4 live births span my late 20s to early 30s, death so much death also spans that time period

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Seeking help to build my tool box to help me cope with my traumas started in 2010. My second diagnosis came in 2017 (lupus) and the cycle of anger started. But This time, this time, I had a support team and I had my mat. I dove into breath work, mediation and mindfulness. I embraced the yogic lifestyle. I didn’t do this to heal myself, I did this to accept myself

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On my mat is where I go to find my best friend. She is me and I am her. Together we have walked the pits of hell, we have been lost to darkness, we have cried, yelled, gone insane, laughed, felt wild joy, created and destroyed. there is not one thing this life will challenge us we can’t master. Together she and I make one. Yoga gave me that. Yoga saved me by showing me myself 🙏